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Aid Needs in Yemen Are Dire, Kerry Says

published about 2 hours ago
There was no evidence any cease-fire was imminent on Wednesday, as more than 80 people were killed across Yemen in some of the deadliest and most intense hostilities yet.

U.S.-Iran Tensions Appear to Ease in Strait of Hormuz

published about 4 hours ago
The apparent stand-down in the strait appeared to reflect efforts by both sides not to allow any show of military bravado to hurt the nuclear talks

Benjamin Netanyahu Forms a Government Just Before Deadline

published about 6 hours ago
Benjamin Netanyahu Forms a Government Just Before Deadline
Analysts said the last-minute deal-making and the narrow government it produced pointed up problems in Israel’s fractured political system.

Kenya Steps Back From Threat to Expel Somali Refugees

published about 7 hours ago
President Uhuru Kenyatta said there would be no forced repatriations from the Dadaab complex of camps that houses more than 350,000 Somalis.

Syria Is Using Chemical Weapons Again, Rescue Workers Say

published about 9 hours ago
Syria Is Using Chemical Weapons Again, Rescue Workers Say
Two years after Syria agreed to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpile, there is mounting evidence that it is using jerry-built chlorine bombs.